Premier Aviation, JetBlue sign heavy maintenance, paint agreement

Premier Aviation and JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) have signed a five-year Embraer 190 heavy maintenance and paint agreement, the companies said.

Under the terms of the agreement, the aircraft maintenance of 2 lines of E-190 aircraft begin in Rome, New York, and will grow to support the painting of two lines of aircraft, which will initially be supported at Premier´s Trois-Rivieres, Quebec facility in 2017.

Premier Aviation maintains four facilities in the US and Canada. The company has completed over 250 events on the Embraer platform to date and currently has multiple lines of E-175/190s in their Rome, New York and Trois-Rivières, Quebec facilities.

Premier Aviation is a Canadian-owned aircraft maintenance, repair, overhaul (MRO) and painting aircraft company, with facilities in Rome, New York, United States, Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada, Windsor, Ontario, Canada and Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

JetBlue carries more than 35 million customers a year to 100 cities in the US, Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 925 daily flights.